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Will Paid Sick Leave Spur California Labor Lawsuits?

Sacramento, CA Under the California labor law about 6.5 million Californians are - for the first time ever - entitled to paid sick leave. The Paid Sick Leave Law became effective July 1, 2015 and already some legal experts predict that lawsuits will follow.

July 27, 2015

California Labor Paid Sick Leave Laws Clarified, Still Complicated

Sacramento, CA While recent changes in California labor law relating to sick pay and paid time off for illness were designed as a help and support for California workers, implementing and maintaining those changes has served as a bit of a headache for employers.

July 20, 2015

Respecting Caitlin Jenner and Her Community Under the Law

Sacramento, CA Our introduction this past week to Caitlin Jenner, as sensational as it may have been played out in the media, reminds us that with the modern realities of tolerance and equality, transgendering is anything but sensational and is increasingly accepted carte blanche as an aspect of the new normal. As a result, lawmakers have been grappling with updates of definitions and approaches to traditional bastions such as public and workplace washrooms.

June 6, 2015

Denied Disability: When Injuries Affect Work

La Quinta, CA For employees injured at the workplace, having a disability claim denied can be particularly frustrating. They may find that their injury has resulted in them having to change jobs or make severe modifications, possibly even cutting back on their hours worked. Having a denied disability claim might mean that they no longer have the money to live on or money to pay for necessary medical treatments. This can be all the more trying if their injury happened through no fault of their own.

April 7, 2014

ERISA Not Just About Protecting Investments

San Diego, CA While many people think the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has to do with investments and

November 24, 2012

CSU Faculty Vote to Strike under California Labor Law

Sacramento, CA Were it to happen, a full strike by faculty at all 23 campuses of the California State University (CSU) system would constitute the largest work stoppage in the history of higher education in the US. The dispute isn't quite at that stage yet??"however, within the confines of California labor law, the building blocks are now in place to facilitate such an event.

May 7, 2012

Former Basketball Coach Sues over California Labor Law Violations

Plumas County, CA A former teacher and basketball coach in Plumas County, California, has filed a lawsuit claiming school officials violated California labor law and discriminated against him because he is American Indian, the Sacramento Bee reports.

February 21, 2011

Was Worker's Death Due to Ignorance of California Labor Laws?

San Francisco, CA The very premise of California labor law dictates a number of assumptions: that workers will be paid fairly, that they will be properly trained, and that they ultimately have a safe environment in which to work. The latter tenet appears to have been lacking in 2008 when a young mother met a horrible death at a California printing plant.

November 1, 2010
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